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Name  Niall Ronan
Height  1.85 m
Positions  Flanker
Role  Rugby player
Weight  100 kg
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Niall Ronan (born 14 September 1982 in Pilltown, Meath) is a retired Irish rugby union player, who played for Leinster, Munster and Ireland during his career. He played as a Flanker.


Early years

Ronan grew up playing Gaelic football and represented Meath GAA in the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship. He won the Senior Schools Leinster Championships in 2000 with St. Mary's, Drogheda.


Switching from football to rugby, he played at underage level for Leinster and Ireland, and spent four seasons with Leinster.


He moved to Munster in 2007, and made his debut against Scarlets in September of that year. He was in the Munster team that beat Leinster to win the 2011 Magners League Grand Final.

A knee injury sustained in Munster's Heineken Cup Round 5 clash with Castres Olympique ruled Ronan out for the rest of the 2011–12 season. He signed a new two-year contract with Munster in March 2012.

Ronan earnt his 100th cap for Munster on 3 May 2013, coming on against Zebre in a Pro 12 fixture. On 30 April 2014, it was announced that Ronan was retiring from rugby due to a knee injury sustained in October 2013.


He made his debut for Ireland against Canada on 23 May 2009, starting and finishing the match in a 25–6 win. He earnt his second cap a week later against USA. He was called up to the squad for the 2010 Summer Tour as a replacement for Kevin McLaughlin and played against the Barbarians, New Zealand Maori and Australia.

Ronan also played for Ireland against Scotland in a 2011 Rugby World Cup warm-up on 6 August 2011.


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